Monthly Archives: June 2012

Wichita weather: Another triple digit day

Another day in the 100s awaits Wichita and the Sunflower State, forecasters say.

Highs should reach 105 or so today under sunny skies in Wichita. South winds will be in the teens, with gusts nearing 30 miles an hour. Overnight lows will dip only to the mid-70s with mostly clear skies, and forecasters say Saturday should make it seven straight days of 100-degree days in the metropolitan area.

An excessive heat warning for more than 50 Kansas counties – including the Wichita area – remains in effect until 8 p.m. today.

For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page.

Hill City sizzles again on another record-setting day

More heat records fell across Kansas again on Thursday, and once again Hill City led the way.

The small northwest Kansas town topped the charts in the state for the fifth straight day, reaching 111 on Thursday. That broke the record for June 28 of 110, set way back in 1933.

Dodge City set a new record of 108 for June 28, topping the old mark of 105 first set in 1990 and matched in 1998.

Tribune reached 106, breaking the old record set in 1968 by one degree. Topeka also climbed to 106, which tied the record set in 1936.

Colby tied its record high for June 28 of 105, set in 1933.

Salina set a different kind of heat record on Thursday, the National Weather Service reported: the overnight low was a steamy 81 degrees, breaking the previous high minimum temperature record of 78 set in 2005.

Wichita weather: Heat stubbornly hangs on

Another day of scorching temperatures awaits the Sunflower State today, including the Wichita metropolitan area.

An excessive heat warning remains in effect until 8 p.m. Friday for 55 counties in Kansas, including all of eastern and large portions of central and northern sections of the state.

Highs in Wichita should reach 106 under sunny skies, forecasters say, with south-southwest winds in the teens. Gusts could surpass 25 miles an hour.

Overnight lows will barely dip below 80 degrees under mostly clear skies, and Friday should see highs of around 106 again. The weekend will see the hot, dry weather continue.

For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page.

More record highs across Kansas Wednesday – including Dodge City’s all-time high

For the second day in a row, Hill City hit 115.

That shattered the old record for the day of 107, set in 1940. It tied the record for hottest day in June, set … yesterday.

Meanwhile, Russell reached 113 on Wednesday. That broke Russell’s previous record high for June 27 of 107, set in the sizzling summer of 1980.

Goodland and Colby also broke records. Goodland’s high of 110 bested the 106 from 1940, and Colby’s 112 toppled the 106 from 1940.

Meanwhile, in southwest Kansas, Dodge City recorded its highest temperature since the forerunner of the National Weather Service began keeping records in 1874. The 111 on Wednesday broke the previous mark for June 27 of 107, set in 1980.

Dodge City has recorded temperatures of 110 as recently as Tuesday and also on June 28, 1998 and on June 26, 2011.

Over in Garden City, the high of 109 erased the record of 106 set in 1979, and Medicine Lodge’s 109 bested the previous record of 107 set on this date in 1980.

Wichita weather: Heat intensifies in region

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning through Friday evening as the summer heat wave intensifies in the Sunflower State.

The warning is in effect until 8 p.m. Friday. Heat indices of 105 to 110 degrees are expected during the afternoon and early evening hours across much of central and eastern Kansas through at least Thursday, the weather service warns.

Highs could reach 106 in Wichita today under sunny skies, matching Tuesday’s high. South winds will be steady in the teens, forecasters say, with gusts approaching 30 miles an hour.

Overnight lows will only dip to the upper 70s under clear skies, and Thursday’s high is projected to be 105.

Highs will remain above 100 through at least early next week, forecasters say.

For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page.

Record high temperatures set throughout Kansas Tuesday

Temperature records fell all across Kansas on Tuesday, weather officials say.

This graphic shows some of the scorching temperatures posted around the Sunflower State as the heat wave intensified.

But the National Weather Service in Wichita reports Russell reached 112, not 111. And Russell wasn’t even the hot spot in the state. Phillipsburg hit 114, and Hill City climbed to 115. Hill City and McCook, Neb., tied for the highest temperatures in the country.

Here’s a heat map posted by the Goodland branch of the weather service:

More records likely fell in southwest Kansas, too, but the weather service branch in Dodge City hasn’t confirmed them yet.

Hays reached 111, Dodge City and Medicine Lodge 110, Liberal 109, Garden City 108, Pratt 106 and Elkhart 104.

Wichita weather: The heat just keeps on coming

Another day of triple-digit temperatures is on tap for the Wichita area, forecasters say.

Today’s high is projected to reach 103 in Wichita, making it the third straight day atop the century mark. Monday’s high of 105 fell two degrees short of the record for June 26.

Winds should be more prevalent today than Monday, though, with south-southeast winds in the teens at times and gusting to nearly 20 miles an hour.

Overnight lows will drop to the mid-70s, forecasters say, with the winds strengthening out of the south to the upper teens. Gusts will reach 25 miles an hour at times.

Wednesday promises more heat, with highs of about 105, and 100s are expected through at least Friday in the Wichita area.

For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page.

Wichita weather: The 100s are here

Wichita hit the 100 mark for the first time this year on Sunday, and another day above the century mark is expected today.

Forecasters say the high could reach 101 under sunny skies. Winds will be light, staying in the single digits out of the south-southeast.

Temperatures will drop to the mid-70s overnight under mostly clear skies, forecasters say. Winds will remain light out of the south.

Another triple-digit day is expected Tuesday in Wichita, forecasters say.

For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page.

Wichita’s first 100 of the year

Wichita hit 100 for the first time this year on Sunday, forecasters say.

The high temperature of 102 fell one degree short of tying the record high for June 24, which was set in 1980.

Russell shattered its record for the date, hitting 110. The old record was 109 in 1971.

Wichita weather: Sunny, with highs in the 80s

A classic June day for the Sunflower State is in the forecast for the Wichita area today.

Highs should reach the upper 80s under sunny skies, forecasters say. Winds will be rather light, out of the east-southeast and staying in the single digits.

Overnight lows under mostly clear skies will drop to the upper 60s. Winds will shift slightly to the south-southeast and stay light.

The weekend will be much hotter, forecasters say, with highs in the upper 90s with abundant sunshine. Wichita may see its first 100-degree day of the summer on Sunday.